I’ve been tracking my meals consistently for the past nine months, and I can honestly say that the habit has completely changed the way I look at food.
The more commonly used term for food tracking is “calorie counting”, but I avoid using that term since calories really shouldn't be the focus when deciding on what to eat. Instead the focus should be put on food quality and macronutrient content, which I’ll get into later.
Below are five reasons (from obvious to less obvious) why I think tracking your food — for even a brief period of time — can have a profound impact on the way you eat. Read More
Before you start adding anything into your coffee, let's first try to get something straight: a cup of black, unadulterated coffee made from quality coffee beans is amazing all by itself. In addition to tasting great, coffee can help improve mental and physical performance, so it's no wonder that so many people around the world start the day off with a cup of coffee in the morning.
I myself have been a regular coffee drinker since my college days and always prefer my coffee black. In fact, I find it hard to understand how people can truly appreciate coffee after adding so much stuff to it. It’s incredible how much sugar, cream and more sugar you see people adding to their coffee. My theory is that people who do this may not actually like coffee — it is the sugar-high they are after, with a little caffeine thrown in for good measure.
So when I first heard about how people were adding globs of butter to their coffee, I wondered whether loading coffee up with fat instead of sugar was really all that different.
Is chasing a fat-high more worthy than chasing a sugar-high? Read More
Here are some of the new toys that I purchased recently. Never thought I'd get excited about scales... Read More
I received the Jawbone Up24 as a Christmas gift this past December, and since then I have been tracking my sleep, meals and physical activity on a daily basis. While there are plenty of superficial reviews for the Up24 online, I wanted to provide a more in-depth look based on real usage over an extended period of time. I've broken things down by the three main areas that the device is supposed to help track/measure. Read More